We all know from our own experiences the many benefits of practising yoga regularly. So it can as no surprise when I read this article on the health benefits of practising yoga in the Art of Healing magazine providing evidence to support this.
For a great many people the benefits of yoga are obvious in light of its long history of over 5000 years. However in the Western world a higher level of proof is required in the form of randomised, controlled clinical trials before it is fully accepted within the conventional medical system. This is often referred to as the “scientism of medicine”. It largely dismisses anecdotal experience (learning from the experience of others) which is what the majority of the world uses to work out if something has value or is worth doing.
The article outlines a range of areas where yoga has found through trials to be highly effective in treating modern ailments such as:
- Chronic low back pain
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Elevated Cortisol (Stress)
- High Blood Pressure
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Computer Eye Strain
Whether you are wanting relief for an ailment or just want to improve your health and well-being, yoga is an excellent form of exercise.
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